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Olympic BMX-racer Laura Smulders

Laura Smulders, geboren op 9 december 1993, is een getalenteerde BMX’er. Haar carrière begon op viertienjarige leeftijd en slechts vier...
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The Arnhem hall: a big step forward

Bringing Papendal to the Olympic level. That was the goal of the NOC*NSF when it started the “Revitalising Papendal” project...
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Cyclist Gert Jakobs

Gert Jakobs, born on 29 April 1964, is also known by his nickname of ‘Meesterknecht’ (the Foreman). The cyclist from...
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Personalized nutrition for Mariska Beijer

Plates of plain pasta. Plates of chips. The nightmare of every elite athlete who has to recover after his training....
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The road to gold of Niek Kimmann

In 2015, Niek Kimmann surprised friends and family alike when he won the world cup BMX as a first year...
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Ex marathon runner Gerard Nijboer

Gerardus Hermanus Maria (Gerard) Nijboer, geboren op 18 augustus 1955, kennen sommigen als de Marathonloper met de losse veter. In...
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Handball Academy 2006 – 2016

It was 16 August 2006. More than twenty female handball players got the key to their new room @Papendal. The...
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Ex-skater Jochem Uytdehaage

Jochem Simon Uytdehaage, born on 9 July 1967, is one of the Netherland’s most successful ex-skaters. Jochem made history during...
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Careful use of energy

An elite athlete knows the importance of energy like no other. Without it, you cannot perform. Therefore, elite athletes manage...
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Ex skater Erben Wennemars

Erben Wennemars became famous in the Netherlands under the name of Kees Roeiboot (Rowboat). He invented this name himself because...
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About Papendal

Hidden in the forests of the Veluwe, on the outskirts of the city of Arnhem, you will discover the secret...
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About OTC Papendal

High Performance Centre Papendal is the largest elite sports training centre in the Netherlands. Today, about 350 elite athletes use...
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